Recording Available: Re-Envisioning the MLS: YX: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, Information, and Education Professionals by Mike Eisenberg

Recording Available: Re-Envisioning the MLS: YX: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, Information, and Education Professionals by Mike Eisenberg

When: Tuesday, December 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Margaret Brent Room, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park campus OR online at http://umdischool.adobeconnect.com/eisenberg/
Archived Recording: 
http://ter.ps/eisenbergMLS

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Today, we live simultaneously in physical and digital environments. This is particularly true for children and youth. In this presentation, Dr. Mike Eisenberg discusses digital youth, learning, and how to rethink the MLS in a context of physical and digital living. The presentation focuses on how digital technologies are reshaping learning, services, and programs — and the significance of librarians, archivists, curators, and information professionals as critical contributors to learning and human flourishing.

Dr. Mike Eisenberg is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, serving from 1998 to 2006. Known as an innovator and entrepreneur, Mike approached the iSchool as a startup—transforming the school into a broad-based information school with academic programs on all levels (bachelors through doctorate), increasing enrollment 400%, generating millions in funded research, and making a difference in industry, the public sector, and education on all levels. Mike’s current work focuses on information & technology literacy, virtual worlds, and library information and technology programs, K-20. For example, he has been co-PI with Alison Head on Project Information Literacy studies, the most extensive set of research studies ever conducted in that area. Mike is co-author of the “Big6 approach to information problem-solving” – the most widely used information literacy program in the world.

This event is co-sponsored by the iSchool and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), as part of the Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. For more information, visit http://ter.ps/741.